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Federal agents bust up plot by Virginia white supremacists to shoot up black churches to start a race war

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Three Virginia white supremacists have been taken into custody for allegedly plotting to shoot up black churches and Jewish synagogues in anticipation of the what they believe is the “coming race war,” WTVR reports.

According to court documents, the FBI claims that Robert Doyle, Ronald Beasley Chaney and Charles Halderman were planning the shooting sprees in addition to plotting to kill a local jewelry dealer, rob an armored car, and kill and rob an Oklahoma gun dealer.

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Agents say the trio were going to use the proceeds from their robberies to purchase property and weapons so they could begin training for the race war.

The three men were taken into custody late Sunday night when agents and police swarmed a home in Chesterfield County.

“I walked to the end of the cul-de-sac, and saw 15 police cars, marked and unmarked, and K-9’s searching,” said a neighbor who did not want to be identified. “There were people wearing camo and carrying big weapons.”

According to authorities, they received a tip that the men had begun plotting their wave of terror back in September. The FBI then  assigned an undercover agent to meet with the men multiple times to discuss purchasing weapons and explosives.

The head of a Baptist church located near where the men were taken into custody said his church had increased security even before hearing about the plot.

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“It’s a shame you can’t worship your god in peace,” said Rodney Clarke. “You try to have your focus on him, but you have to worry about what’s coming through the door.”

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John Oliver nails Trump’s issues with his father in an epic 30-second diagnosis

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While "Last Week Tonight" host John Oliver closed his show with an assessment of India, he included in it an all-too accurate diagnosis of President Donald Trump's "daddy issues."

Trump is scheduled to land in India Monday for his first presidential visit to the country, where he'll be the guest of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who he once called the "Father of India." It was an unfortunate title since Mahatma Gandhi is generally regarded as the "Father of India."

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Nevada GOP activist reveals how he ‘caucused for Bernie’ to help Trump win: ‘It would be a dream election’

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Conservative activist Chuck Muth said that he temporarily switched parties to vote for Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders in the Nevada caucuses.

Muth, who spoke to the Las Vegas Journal-Review while wearing a red Keep America Great hat, explained that he had crossed over to “vote for the weakest candidate possible of the Democrats.”

“It was kind of a way of demonstrating how absurd I think it is to have same-day registration as well as early voting for a caucus,” Muth explained. “So my wife and I last Sunday went to an early voting site, we changed parties right there on the spot. We caucused for Bernie.”

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‘Nice deflection, Mr President’: Adam Schiff busts Trump for trying to blame him for his leaky administration

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) took a shot at President Donald Trump on Sunday morning after the president tried to blame him for the leak describing a classified meeting lawmakers had with an intelligence official who warned the bipartisan group that the Kremlin is trying to help the president get re-elected.

As the president prepared to leave the White House for India, he told reporters that Schiff was to blame for the leaked meeting story, with the president insisting he personally had not been briefed on the report explosive report.

Responding to a 'Meet the Press" clip of the president making his accusation, Schiff tweeted back: "Nice deflection, Mr. President. But your false claims fool no one. You welcomed Russian help in 2016, tried to coerce Ukraine’s help in 2019, and won’t protect our elections in 2020. Now you fired your intel chief for briefing Congress about it. You’ve betrayed America. Again."

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